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A Contribution to the Ethnomedicinal Flora of Doon Valley in Garhwal Region, Uttarakhand

Zaheer Anwar Ali, Sarfraz Ahmad, Parwez Ahmad and Shariq Ali Khan

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine July - September 2016, Vol. 11 No. 3, Pages 151-160


This report deals with the results of an ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants conducted during October 2015 in the Dehradun forest division– one of the important parts of Doon valley in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. It lists 32 plant species belonging to 25 families that are commonly used by the indigenous communities of the area as folk drugs for treatment of various diseases and conditions of humans and cattle. For each plant species the correct scientific and prevalent local names, part used, claimed medicinal use(s) and mode of administration are given. The study enriches our existing knowledge on ethnopharmacopoeal of this region of northern India.

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